Council Approves Amphitheater Architect

BLYTHEWOOD (June 16, 2016) – Rick McMackin’s Landplan Group South has been selected by Town Council as the architect for the design of the proposed amphitheater in Doko Park. Because McMackin was the landscape architect for the original design work on the park, he was selected without issuing a Request for Proposal

McMackin will be responsible for site prep/demolition, grading, stage retaining walls, concrete stage pad, dance pad, electrical, sound, lighting, landscaping and oversight of the construction of the band shell. McMackin’s contract is for $383,820.

According to Town Administrator Gary Parker, the project is expected to be completed by mid-summer of 2017. Revenues for McMackin’s contract will come from the Town’s Hospitality and Accommodations Tax fund balances.

Town Council gave its approval last month to an agreement with Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union for the naming rights for the amphitheater, naming it the Palmetto Citizen’s Amphitheater. The nearly $400,000 band shell is being funded with a grant and pledges from across the community, including $125,000 from the credit union for naming rights.